Nassau County Museum of Art Announces Start of Classes for Adults, Kids & Teens


The Manes Family Art & Education Center, Nassau County Museum of Art's newly-renovated space on the Museum grounds, is now home for one of the region's most ambitious line-ups of art classes for adults, teens and children. The public is invited to an Open House on Saturday, October 21, 12-4 p.m. to see the beautiful classroom and art viewing spaces at The Manes Center.

This dedicated art education Center offers adult classes at all skill levels in figure drawing, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, fiber arts and collage. Classes for kids and teens include animation, drawing, building a portfolio, photography, digital art and design, as well as family programs and classes for students with disabilities. To see the full schedule of classes and programs at The Manes Center, visit the Museum's website; look for The Manes Center tab, top left on the home page at nassaumuseum.org.

The Manes Center is named for Museum Trustee Dr. Harvey Manes in recognition of a $1 million gift that made this new art education Center possible. Dr. Manes said that his Manes Peace Prize Foundation donates money to promote peace through art and education: "This seemed like a perfect opportunity to accomplish the goals of the foundation," while also helping the Museum.

The Center will also host exhibitions curated to inspire student artists and spirited discussions. On view in the Center beginning October 21 is Master Class: Josef Albers and His Students, the first of a series exploring the bonds between great artists and their students who go on to become stars of the art world. The series continues in 2018 to focus on the teaching and artistic legacies of Auguste Rodin, Hans Hoffmann, John Baldessari and Stan Brodsky.<


Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Manes Family Art & Education Center is a low white building on the left after entering Museum grounds. For further information, call (516) 484-9338 or log onto nassaumuseum.org/the_manes_center.php.

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and is governed by a privately elected Board of Trustees. The Museum and its programs are made possible through the support of Nassau County under County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature; the Board of Trustees and Museum Members; Sponsors of Exhibitions and Events, Government and Foundation Grants, Corporate and Private Donors as well as earned income.